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Human alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was isolated from human abortive tissue by biospecific chromatography on immobilized estrogens. The most effective sorbents were: estrone-0-3-hemisuccinyl-hexamethylenediamine-Sepharose CL 4B and diethylstilbestrol-diasoanisole-sulfonyl-oxyethyl-Sepharose CL 4B. As elution solution the most optimum was 10% buffered aqueous(More)
Levels of human pregnancy-specific or trophoblast-specific beta1-globulin (TBG) were measured by double-antibody radioimmunoassay (RIA) in 103 patients with trophoblastic tumours and in 114 patients with a variety of non-trophoblastic tumours. The sensitivity of RIA for TBG was about 1 ng per ml. Twenty healthy adult females and males had levels below 1 ng(More)
Human serum pregnancy-specific beta1-globulin (beta1-GP) was localized in paraffin sections of placenta and chorioepithelioma of the uterus by indirect immunofluorescence. The structures containing beta1-GP but not human serum albumin were regarded as specifically associated with beta1-GP metabolism. Beta1-GP was found in trophoblastic cells of chorion and(More)
A comparative analysis of radioimmunoassay (RIA) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) techniques in determining placental protein 14 (PP14) levels in gynecologic patients was performed. Serum PP14 levels were assessed in the patients in the last period of gestation, during menopause and in healthy nonpregnant controls. The possible discrepancy in(More)